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Continental History: It’s So Hot Right Now (Guest Post by Benjamin E. Park)

Benjamin E. Park is an assistant professor of history at Sam Houston State University. He studies the cultural, religious, and political history of America between the Revolution and the Civil War. This post originally appeared on his personal blog here. Remember when we were all Atlanticists? Apparently we’ve moved on to something new already. Whereas it used to be “trendy” to place early America’s history in a strictly Atlantic context—in which an emphasis is placed on the intersections between the United States, Europe, and, to a lesser extent, Africa—there has been an upswing in work recently that places the period Read more